Suspects arrested for smuggling goods

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Tebogo Msimanga |

Limpopo police arrested nine hundred and twenty-six (926) suspects since 11 July until Monday 19 July 2021.The suspects were arrested for various crimes ranging from murder, rape, robberies, assaults and smuggling of illicit goods.

Limpopo Police Spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said they arrested nine (09) undocumented foreign nationals who were travelling in a bus and confiscated packs of sorghum beer (alcohol) that were packed in the trailer. “The liquor is valued at R175 800.00.”

Mojapelo added that four foreign nationals aged between 26 and 42 were arrested in Tzaneen on Monday morning, 19 July 2021. The police recovered 72 boxes of illicit cigarettes valued at R252 000.00 and three bakkies.

He added that 815 persons were arrested for contravening the regulations under the Disaster Management Act across the Province.

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has commended the members for the hard work and has urged them to be more determined and unrelenting in their quest of making Limpopo Province a safe and secure place.

Some of the suspects have already started appearing in different magistrate courts around the Province. The operations are continuing.

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